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May 27, 2018

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Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Business rates success for growers -

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Covent Garden blooms for Chelsea Fringe -

Saturday, May 26, 2018

American Hardwood Export Council and Waugh Thistleton Architects collaborate with ARUP on landmark pavilion -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Summer celebration of art, creativity and imagination at Borde Hill Garden -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Special RHS Chelsea award winners revealed -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Stihl expands Viking range of petrol mowers -

Friday, May 25, 2018

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Plant of the Year and Product of the Year revealed at RHS Chelsea -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

HTA makes two big appointments -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Timotay Landscapes shortlisted for APL Avenue Show Garden competition -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Love Your Garden: NHS Special -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Alan Titchmarsh presents Griffin Glasshouses’ donation to the National Garden Scheme -

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Capel Manor’s ’50 Shades of Gold’ garden wins Gold at RHS Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernhard’s Nurseries enjoy success at Chelsea Flower Show -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Countrywide Grounds landscapes new garden to provide respite for patients at Alderney Hospital -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Myeloma UK Garden by John Everiss wins Silver-Gilt at RHS Chelsea 2018 -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust Refugee Garden wins Silver-Gilt at Chelsea -

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hat trick of awards for Landform Consultants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10 design trends at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from SGD members -

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Vote for your favourite dahlia

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is asking visitors to RHS Garden Wisley to vote for their favourite dahlia. There are 86 dahlias in this year’s RHS Trial, and the charity hopes that gardeners will visit the Trials Field and give their views on which they consider are the best. Voting papers will be available at the trial’s plot, and those with the greatest number of votes will become the ‘People’s Choice’. Visiting the trial is a great way for gardeners to compare and contrast, and can help them choose the dahlia that works best for their garden. Earlier this year,…

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HTA Garden Futures Dinner & Conference 2012

HTA Garden Futures Dinner & Conference 2012 Survive… Adapt… Grow… Tuesday 09 and Wednesday 10 October 2012 It’s been tough this year! As an industry we have had to grapple with the most difficult trading experiences that many have ever had to deal with. This year’s HTA Garden Futures conference tackles the challenges we face head-on and will look to steer a course for the future. The event will be essential for all in the industry who seriously want to face up to where we go from here. In the heart of Westminster and just a stone’s throw from the…

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RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show

RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show, 3 – 5 August 2012 This three-day summer flower show is a must for all plant-lovers, attracting visitors from near and far. Browse, shop and get advice from almost 50 exhibitors including specialist nurseries and garden trade stands – many of them Chelsea and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show medal winners. Enjoy vibrant floral displays, pick up ideas and inspiration for your own planting schemes, and browse a selection of trade stands selling garden sundries and ornaments. The Hyde Hall Flower Show is your one-stop shop for all your gardening needs. And if the pace…

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Taunton Flower Show buzz words: ‘Save the Bees’

Taunton Flower show in Vivary Park, Somerset takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August and has only one thing buzzing in its mind this year: bees. Taunton’s yearly event, the Honey Show, will see beekeepers from all around the country competing in 32 classes to find best honey, hive products and honey cookery. Neil Trood, Honey Show Secretary, said the show was a celebration of the wonder of the honeybee with plenty to interest general visitors and seasoned beekeepers. He said: “I like to think that we’re all beekeepers, in terms of keeping them directly or planting to…

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Dig the City Manchester 2012

Last week the UK’s first urban garden festival took place in Manchester, Dig the City. The 2012 Festival was the first of what will become an annual event, celebrating all things gardening and horticulture. For a whole week the medieval quarter of Manchester, including Manchester’s Cathedral, Arndale and Exchange Square area was transformed into a floral and horticultural extravaganza. The family friendly festival comprised of mostly free events including markets, displays, activities, and concerts as well as a flower festival spectacular at Manchester Cathedral and floral installations and activities at Manchester Arndale. In the surrounding areas of Cathedral Gardens, Exchange…

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High Line Symposium

This autumn London’s Garden Museum hosts the founders of New York City’s High Line for a three day symposium on design of urban green spaces.  Ranked as one of the world’s most popular landmarks, the High Line is a public park situated on a 1.45 mile-long elevated rail structure in the creative heart of Manhattan.  Last year the High Line had 3.7 million visitors, a figure which has stunned founders, Joshua David and Robert Hammond who were strangers at a community meeting 12 years ago when locals self-organised to preserve the High Line which was an industrial relic in threat…

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RHS Shades of Autumn Show

23 – 24 October 2012 RHS London Shades of Autumn Show Lawrence Hall, Greycoat Street, Westminster SW1P 2PE RHS London Shades of Autumn Show will be packed with autumn planting inspiration to extend the gardening season. In the glorious Lawrence Hall the charity will host more than 20 specialist nurseries from around the UK, each vying for visitors’ attention with their colourful displays. A wealth of advice from some of the best growers and an enviable selection of plants to purchase awaits visitors. Displays will range from a tapestry of plants to beautiful dahlias, asters and fiery foliage .  The…

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Titchmarsh opens New Forest Show

TV GARDENING expert Alan Titchmarsh today described the New Forest Show as one of the premier agricultural events in the UK.  The former Gardener’s World and Ground Force presenter was speaking at the opening of the three day show, which is expected to attract at least 100,00 people. Spectators arriving at the huge show ground at New Park, Brockenhurst, were greeted by blue skies and bright sunshine.  Alan said: “So many other shows in Britain have been cancelled and it’s great that we’re not only having a show but that its taking place in such brilliant weather. The New Forest Show…

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Lafarge Helps Pave the Way to a Riot of Colour at Hampton Court Flower Show

Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK joined forces with urban gardening pioneers, The Edible Bus Stop, to create a striking installation inspired by the 2011 London riots for the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.   The garden, entitled ‘Riot of Colour’ was an interpretation of the after effects of the rioting, depicting a scene where nature has reclaimed and softened a brutal urban landscape. Devised by landscape architect Will Sandy, the installation included areas of wild planting and bright colours set against stark post-apocalyptic artefacts and a strip of hard landscaping which was donated and installed by Lafarge and its partner company, Aggregates Direct. The…

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Tatton Park Announce Garden Award Winners

Tatton Park Flower Show has announced the winners of this year’s garden awards. Best in Show: Gold medal winner BEST SHOW GARDEN The Mornflake Garden Designed and built by Janine Crimmins This garden celebrates oat production and milling as both a traditional and progressive industry. The design acknowledges the role of wind and water power in the milling industry with the introduction of metal wind sculptures and a central circular weir. Bands of dry stone walls spread out from the weir like ripples in a mill pond. The walls act as a foil for the naturalistic planting that flows around…

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